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February 24th, 2021 · 2 min read

Success story: Desert Financial Credit Union, InvestED Program

Program benefits and advantages include:

  • Helps employees gain the in-demand skills they need to advance their careers 
  • Utilizes a direct-bill model that means limited out-of-pocket costs for employee learners
  • Grows DFCU’s future workforce by developing a talent pipeline of internal leaders
  • Improves employee engagement and retention by reinforcing its commitment to employee growth and development
  • Differentiates DFCU as an employer that deeply invests in its people

The InStride impact:

  • Increased awareness: After just one month, there was 100% awareness of the program across the organization.
  • Exceeded interest and enrollment goals: Within 90 days of launch, almost one-third of eligible employees have submitted interest and nearly 10% are enrolled, beating DFCU's own ambitious goals for the program.
  • Expanded program: Just four months after launching, DFCU expanded the InvestED program in two ways: adding more than 100 new skill-building courses and offering employees the ability to share InvestED with their dependents.
  • Combatting student debt: In the first year of the program, DFCU employees avoided more than $12 million in student loan debt.

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